How To Get To Xitang Ancient Town: Day Trip From Shanghai, China

Xitang Ancient Town is an amazing day trip from Shanghai. You can get to Xitang Ancient Town in under an hour on a bus. This guide tells you everything you need to know to get to Xitang ancient town from Shanghai (and Hangzhou).

When I went to China in August, I made it a point to visit as many places as I can outside of the major cities like Beijing and Shanghai. Xitang ancient town is a water town about an hour away from Shanghai, it became very famous because Xitang was in Mission Impossible III when Tom Cruise came to Xitang to rescue his wife. Xitang is also one of the more popular towns to visit in China due to its beautiful scenery, amazing food, vibrant nightlife, and its close proximity to Shanghai.  Continue reading

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Top Things To See In Tokyo, Japan

Heading to Tokyo? This guide shows you the top things to see in Tokyo.

Tokyo is probably one of the most visited cities in Asia and what fascinates me about Tokyo is that it’s a mixture between the old and new. This applies to food, culture, tradition, architecture, and fashion. It’s also seen as the capital of quirky things that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. I personally love the food and shopping in Tokyo, and I’m equally in love with the orderliness and cleanliness of the city. This is probably why I have been there 4 times already! If you are interested to spend a couple of days in Tokyo, this is a pretty good 2 day Tokyo itinerary. In this post, I am super excited to share with you the top things to see in Tokyo. If this is your first time in Tokyo, make sure to check out my guide on how to plan a trip to Tokyo.

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How To Prepare and Pack For the Inca Trail (Camino del Inca)

Planning to trek to Machu Picchu/ hike the Inca Trail? This guide shows you everything you need to know on how to prepare and pack for your Inca Trail.

For someone who’s never been to South America and never been on a multi-day hike, it was daunting to prepare for the Inca trail (Camino del Inca) to trek to Machu Picchu. In retrospect, I wish I was even better prepared than I was so I want to share some tips on how to train and how to pack for the 4 day 3 night classic Inca Trail. To read more about the actual trail, click here. Continue reading

11 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Peru

My recent trip to Peru has totally convinced me how amazing this country is and I am not only talking about Machu Picchu, although I have to admit that Peru was not on my radar before I learned about Machu Picchu. Even though I didn’t get to visit most parts of Peru, but from what I’ve seen, I hope the photos will convince you to visit this amazing country soon. Continue reading

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How To Plan Your First Trip To China

You want to visit China but you don’t know where to start? This guide shows you all you need to know on how to plan your first trip to China.

China is a place that everyone should visit at least once. It’s a country with rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and delicious food. But many foreigners see China as an exotic destination that’s challenging to travel to mostly because of the language barrier. Some people may also have the wrong impression of China due to the western media. Either way, China is an interesting play to travel to and I want to share some tips on how to plan your first trip to China.

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